Pauluskerk, formerly Nicolaaskerk

Baarn, Utrecht Netherlands

Protestantse Kerk in Nederland (Reformed)

Church Website

The present Reformed church on the village square, the oldest church in Baarn, was dedicated to Sint Nicolaas until 1580 when the the Protestants took it over. Reformed folk stormed the church during Midnight Mass, Christmas night in 1580. The Baarn Catholics were without a place to gather until 1703 when they began to meet in a hidden church (conventicle), a farmhouse called schuilkerk.